Six new research groups on advanced materials and nanotechnologies are emerging at CEITEC

8. Feb. 2018

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Since January 2018, four research groups have started their activities at CEITEC BUT. Two more foreign leaders will join them at the beginning of March.

The aim of the Magneto-Optical and THz Spectroscopy group of ERC holder Petr Neugebauer is to establish the first modern group in Central Europe with a focus on the development of this method and its applications in the material and living sciences and also to develop a universal broadband spectrometer.

The Vojtěch Uhlíř group aims at clarifying the influence of spatial constraints on magnetic and electronic phase transitions in nanomagnets and heterostructures of functional materials, the study of dynamic behaviour of magnetic nanostructures induced by a magnetic field, electric field, electric current, controlled deformation, a temperature gradient. The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics group will also deal with ultra-fast laser pulses and the creation of new unique functional systems by assembling individual structures with known properties into 2D and 3D fields.

Molecular nanostructures at surfaces will be dealt with by Jan Čechal with his team. The scientific focus of the group combines two topical themes: molecular self-organization and graphene. Our experimental activity consists in the preparation of supramolecular nanostructures on metal surfaces and graphene and the study of the self-assembling process and the functional properties of the prepared supramolecular layers, with particular attention to catalysis and spintronics.

Jan Macák, who is also an ERC holder, is working with his Advanced Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials Group on research into the synthesis of new low-dimensional structures such as nanotubes, nanolayers, nanofibers, in various ways. It also includes the necessary investigation of the relationship between the structure and the properties of these materials. The most promising materials are explored in various areas such as photovoltaics, catalysis, batteries and so on.

In March his activity at CEITEC BUT will start:

  • Hermann Detz  - Functional Layers and Nanostructures / Functional Epitaxial Materials
  • Andreas W. Schell - Quantum Optical Technology